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Many Icelanders believe that their country is populated by hidden races of little folk – jarðvergar (gnomes), álfar (elves), ljósálfar (fairies), dvergar (dwarves), ljúflingar (lovelings), tívar (mountain spirits), englar (angels) and huldufólk (hidden people). Most Icelanders are embarrassed to say they believe, but when it comes to hand-on-heart, around 90% of them refuse to say that they don’t believe. Most Icelandic gardens feature small wooden cut-outs of álfhól (elf houses) to house the little people in case the myths are true.